Ethan raised his head to look at the screen and saw a map.
His eyes constricted as he looked at the map carefully as though he were studying every line on it.
“I managed to get my hands on this aerial satellite map that is 1: 10,000 in scale,” said Enoch. “Do those markings look familiar to you?”
He had seen them before somewhere.
Since he had a photographic memory, he could remember everything, and these markings resembled that of the ones in the Extreme Fist Technique Manual.
“The markings are the same as the ones in the manual, right?” He looked at Enoch.
“That’s right!” Enoch nodded. “I compared them to the ones in the manual and they are almost the same!”
His face was filled with delight. He was certainly very excited about his finding.
He had already spent a lot of time piecing the map from the Extreme Fist Technique Manual. Also, he spent a lot of effort studying the markings.
Enoch studied many ancient texts for clues, including the material that the eight reclusive clans had provided him.
However, it seemed as though a part of history was erased, and he was incapable of finding any clues.
Enoch refused to give up and felt it was impossible to eradicate all clues. There must be some things that couldn’t get erased.
He recalled the map.
If the etchings were a map, then where did they lead to?
Which coordinates were they alluding to?
Regardless of how powerful these people were, they couldn’t erase all evidence of the topography, right?
Enoch changed his line of research and got his hands on a global satellite map. He used three-dimensional spaces and digitized all the topography to simulate the markings.
Sure enough, he discovered a zone on the map!
“This is the same as the fourth page of the manual,” said Enoch. “But it is not the same as the other pages. However, this is where things start to become odd.”
Enoch deeply inhaled. “The markings from the other pages of the manual match that of the fourth page but are completely different from their surrounding topography.”
“What does this mean?” Ethan looked at Enoch.
He didn’t expect Enoch to be so obsessed that he had gotten so far with his research.
“This means that the nine manual pages are for nine different locations,” said Enoch solemnly.
“Nine places?” Ethan was stunned. “Isn’t this just one big map?”
“It is a map.” Enoch felt he didn’t explain himself clearly enough, so he continued, “This is a map, but it also leads to nine different locations.”
Even though it was hard to grasp, Ethan comprehended what he was trying to say.
He didn’t expect something as strange as this to be concealed in the Extreme Fist Technique Manual.
A map usually pointed to a single location. How could they lead them to nine locations? Also, it was incredible that all nine places seem to be linked.
“Let me put it this way.” Enoch was a reputable professor in his field. His explanation sounded somewhat incredible. “We are in a building with several floors, and every floor has a different floor plan. From a top-down view, their floor plans can be combined as one. However, the image consists of every single floor, each with its own floor plan.”
Excitement radiated from his face as though he was exhilarated.
Ethan found this somewhat unbelievable.
“Why is it like that?”
“You could call it a question of philosophy, or you could consider it a matter of physics. In short, it’s about time and space.”
Enoch inhaled deeply. He was shocked by his finding too. However, there was no other explanation for the map.